Spring day and cow pie run

It was a beautiful day today and it’s amazing how HOT we get as soon as we work outside.  The high for the day was 67 F, but it sure felt like it was 20 degrees warmer.  We just had temps in the teens and it’s so nice to get hot outside.
We’re working on filling another 5 tree holes and it was the perfect day to go on a cow pie run to the corral.
2016-2-11--corralThere used to be a lot of old metal, fencing and all sorts of trash and they really cleaned it up.  Unfortunately they also took out the cattails.  It used to be so beautiful, like an oasis.  I’m surprised the fish are still in alive, although the big fish apparently died.
2016-2-11--fish
I don’t know what they eat, I suppose bugs, and they have no shelter at all.
It’s a shame to let all that water go to waste: Continue reading “Spring day and cow pie run”

No more tilling: don't kill your earthworms, insects, fungi, bacteria, nematodes, …

I recently joined the organic gardening Yahoo group and one of the first posts highly recommended Teaming with Microbes.

I just finished the book this morning and it is truly FASCINATING stuff.
I've been seeing references to fungi, inoculation and compost teas and that it improves root and plant growth, but I had no idea why and how it works. Continue reading “No more tilling: don't kill your earthworms, insects, fungi, bacteria, nematodes, …”